Jack Bauer Going to West Point
Henry Bowles reports that Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer on FOX’s “24,” is going to West Point to try to convince the cadets that torturing prisoners is wrong, despite it being a staple of the show. Apparently, the officers who serve as professors and tactical officers are having trouble selling the “Jack Bauer is a criminal” mantra.
It has been almost twenty years now since my cadet days but it was precisely the opposite in those days. Most of us we incredibly idealistic and positively doctrinaire about following the Law of Land Warfare, the Code of Conduct, and other things we were taught. I guess this is another example of “9/11 Changed Everything.” It’s not a good change.